After getting laid off from my job and being antsy to get out of Los Angeles and see some nature, I took a four hour solo road trip to these hills with the intention to photograph them and then head home. They’re used as a backdrop in just about every western movie you’ve ever seen. After shooting until sunset, I ended up getting drunk at a local saloon in the nearby desert town of Lone Pine, sleeping in my car in a hotel parking lot, waking up at 5AM to photograph the sunrise, and then took an exhausting hike part of the way up Mount Whitney (tallest mountain in the lower 48) to see some astonishing views. The world is out there for you to adventure, you just have to go see it.
Alabama Hills, CA. June 2014.
(See more from this trip on my Instagram)